Waste management

Circular economy to minimize waste challenges in Indonesia

Research project Indonesia presents a complex household solid waste management challenge; its cities generate 105,000 tons of solid waste daily. Further, tons of waste end up in the ocean, making the nation a major contributor to plastic pollution. Recent research st ...
Read more

Circular Bioeconomy for the Kenyan Dairy Sector

Research project The idea of circular bioeconomy (CBE) is gaining broad interest as global environmental challenges become monumental and demand a shift from linear production-consumption models to circular models. CBE is particularly relevant for lower-middle income ...
Read more

Environmental sustainability of hotels on Zanzibar

Research project Tourism is one of world’s largest economic sectors, generating 9.8% of global GDP and 284 million jobs to the global economy in 2015. However, the sector has also been criticized for operating in an unsustainable manner, impacting natural resources a ... Midterm Report The EnSuZa project set out to investigate Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) practices of hotel-generated solid waste with a view to identify and assess innovative solutions for solid waste management in selected hotel ...
Period: 2018-03-1 to 2024-04-30 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark Ministry of Health Zanzibar (MOHZ), Tanzania Project code: 17-04-KU Total grant: 9,996,580 DKK
Read more

Membrane crystallization for water and mineral recovery

Research project Sufficient water supply in South Africa is a huge problem and together with future risk of insufficient supply of other resources such as minerals, it emphasizes on improved research and development within these areas. This project has three main ...
Read more

Governing solar electronic waste recycling in Kenya

Research project The diffusion of small-scale, off-grid solar (OGS) devices, such as solar lanterns and solar home systems, have increased rapidly and significantly across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The solar electronic waste (SEW) being generated and dis ...
Period: 2021-04-1 to 2023-09-30 Countries: Kenya Lead institution: UNEP DTU Partnership (UNEPDTU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Project code: 20-M07DTU Total grant: 4,998,719 DKK
Read more

Xenobiotics and heavy metals in Ghana

Research project The project addresses dispersal and effects of heavy metals and xenobiotic substances in the Ghanaian environment, primarily from rapidly increasing activities in informal economic sectors like artisanal mining (ASM) and management of waste electroni ... Midterm report: Analysis of country-scale samples is complete (output 1, outcome 3). It seems likely that soil concentrations have increased significantly in mining communities in Ghana (output 2). We found severe mercury pollution localized in ...
Period: 2021-02-1 to 2022-09-15 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Water Research Institute (WRI), Ghana Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet), Ghana Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: 16-P03-GHA Total grant: 6,987,548 DKK
Read more

Green & circular innovation for Kenyan companies (GECKO)

Research project The Gecko project aims to provide scientific insights and an algorithm for designing and projecting high-circular eco-industrial parks in Kenya. The project investigates if and under what conditions developing countries such as Kenya may gain environ ... Midterm report The screening follow up and sampling are far but not quite finished, but most data are collected in a shared database (output 1.1) which forms the basis for the research. Obejctive 2, analysis and suggestions for circular governance ...
Read more

Mobility Grant of Mr Sri Harjanto

Research project Resource efficiency and sustainability of raw materials are essential societal challenges, which draw increasing attention worldwide. All nations are strongly encouraged to move towards a greener, more resource efficient and climate-resilient economy ...Research activities in terms of literature review, technical discussion and laboratory visits were undertaken at SDU. Guest lecture by Prof. Sri Harjanto was held on 19 Sep. 2019 Industrial visit to COWI (Dr. Joan M. Nielsen) was implemented on 26 ...
Period: 2019-06-15 to 2020-03-15 Countries: Indonesia Lead institution: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Partner institutions: Universitas Indonesia (UI), Indonesia Project code: 19-MG02SDU Total grant: 199,760 DKK
Read more
1 2